Public Health Agency Accreditation Among Rural Local Health Departments: Influencers and Barriers
This study sought to ascertain the effects of rurality on the likelihood of seeking accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Design: Cross-sectional study using secondary data from the 2013 National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) National Profile of Local Health Departments Study (Profile Study). Setting: United States. Participants: LHDs (n = 490) that responded to the 2013 NACCHO Profile Survey. Main Outcome Measures: LHDs decision to seek PHAB accreditation. Results: Significantly more accreditation-seeking LHDs were located in urban areas (87.0%) tha...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Check Hep C: A Community-Based Approach to Hepatitis C Diagnosis and Linkage to Care in High-Risk Populations
Conclusion: The community-based model successfully identified persons with HCV infection and linked a large proportion to care. The small number of patients initiating hepatitis C treatment in the program identified the need for patient navigation in high-risk populations. Results can be used to inform screening and linkage-to-care strategies and to support the execution of hepatitis C screening recommendations. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigation Training Needs: A Survey Among State Public Health Staff in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States
Conclusion: New diagnostic and molecular techniques are highly desirable topics for trainings, as is understanding national guidelines and outcome measures. Shorter and hands-on training formats, as well as certificate programs, are desirable. The NYCoE used the results of this survey to (i) select training topics for a Food Safety symposium conducted in July 2016 and to (ii) drive other activities. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

An Evaluation of Provincial Infectious Disease Surveillance Reports in Ontario
Conclusion: Recommendations based on this evaluation have already been applied to the monthly report (eg, focusing on the most useful sections) and have become key considerations when developing future annual reports and other surveillance reporting tools (eg, need to provide more timely reports). Other public health organizations may also use this evaluation to inform aspects of their surveillance report development and evaluation. The evaluation results have provided PHO with direction on how to improve its provincial infectious disease surveillance reporting moving forward, and formed a basis for future work in survei...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Ebola Preparedness in the Netherlands: The Need for Coordination Between the Public Health and the Curative Sector
Conclusions: Coordination between the public health sector and the curative sector needs improvement to reduce delay in patient management in emerging infectious diseases. Standardization of preparedness and response practices, through guidelines for institutional preparedness and blueprints for regional and national coordination, is necessary, as preparedness for emerging infectious diseases needs a multidisciplinary approach overarching both the public health sector and the curative sector. In the Netherlands a national platform for preparedness is established, in which both the curative sector and public health sector...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

The Impact of Law on Syndromic Disease Surveillance Implementation
Conclusion: Major legal reforms are not needed to promote more widespread use of SyS. The current legal environment is perceived by health department and hospital officials as providing a firm basis for SyS practice. This is a shift from how law was perceived when SyS adoption began and has policy implications because it indicates that major legal reforms are not needed to promote more widespread use of the technology. Beyond SyS, our study suggests that federal monetary incentives can ameliorate legal concerns regarding novel health information technologies. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

A Case Study of the Philadelphia Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Policymaking Process: Implications for Policy Development and Advocacy
Conclusions: During local SSB tax policy development processes, LHD officials and other advocates should encourage policymakers to design SSB tax policies so that revenue is directed toward community investments for which broad public support exists. When communicating with policymakers and the public, LHDs should consider emphasizing how SSB tax revenue will be used in addition to presenting evidence about the potential health benefits of the SSB tax at the local level. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

The Role of Dissemination in Promotion and Tenure for Public Health
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Enhancing Support for Physical Activity in Older Adults: A Public Health Call to Action
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Applying Instructional Design Strategies and Behavior Theory to Household Disaster Preparedness Training
Conclusions: Employing instructional strategies and behavioral theories in preparedness interventions optimizes the potential for individuals to adopt preparedness behaviors. Study findings suggest that stage movement toward household preparedness was not spurious but rather associated with the intervention. Therefore, Ready CDC was successful in moving staff along the continuous process of adopting household disaster preparedness behaviors, thus providing a model for future interventions. The TTM suggests factors such as knowledge, beliefs, and self-efficacy will differ by stage and may differentially predict progression ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Early Childhood Education to Promote Health Equity: A Community Guide Economic Review
Conclusions: ECE programs promote both equity and economic efficiency. Evidence indicates there is positive social return on investment in ECE irrespective of the type of ECE program. The adoption of a societal perspective is crucial to understand all costs and benefits of ECE programs regardless of who pays for the costs or receives the benefits. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

The Mecklenburg County Interlocal Agreement: An 18-Year Collaboration Between Medicine and Public Health
Conclusion: The findings of this study provide perspective from an 18-year contractual agreement for a large health care system to operate county public health functions. Implications include the need to incorporate well-defined public health principles in any collaborative agreement and to focus these efforts at the primary care level. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Impact of the NACCHO Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program on Retail Food Regulatory Programs
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: News From NACCHO Source Type: research

Love as a Public Health Intervention
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: State of Public Health Source Type: research

What State Health Officials Wish They Had Known and How They Learned Best
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: The Management Moment Source Type: research

Unlocking the Power of Open Health Data: A Checklist to Improve Value and Promote Use
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

An Examination of the Perceived Importance and Skills Related to Policies and Policy Making Among State Public Health Injury Prevention Staff
Conclusions/Implications for Policy and Practice: Efforts are needed for all state injury prevention workers to become better skilled in policy development, implementation, and evaluation in order to become stronger injury prevention advocates and role models. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Poorly Controlled Diabetes in New York City: Mapping High-Density Neighborhoods
Conclusion: The point density analysis highlighted several defined geographic areas representing a meaningful proportion of the population in poor glycemic control. This analysis could be used to raise community awareness and guide potential programming focused on reducing the burden of poor glycemic control such as the placement of diabetes self-management education classes, community health workers, and farmers' markets. Given the geographic breadth of NYC and limited resources, focused efforts on these defined areas would reach a sizeable number of the at-risk population. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Program Attendees: Who Attends, What Do They Know, and How Do They Feel?
Context: The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. Opioids killed more than 28 000 people in 2014, more than any year on record. One approach to addressing this growing epidemic is Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) training. Little is known about these programs' participants and their effectiveness across different demographic groups. Objectives: To examine (1) whether knowledge and attitudes improved over the course of the training programs; (2) whether training outcomes differ by demographics; and (3) what overdose experiences do attendees have, and whether those experien...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Improving Culture, One Quality Improvement Project at a Time
We examined whether local health departments' (LHDs') participation in a longitudinal, experiential QI training program changes QI culture. Design: Prior to and following participation in a QI training program, all employees of participating LHDs were asked to complete an 8-item survey assessing components of QI culture on a 5-point scale. Intervention: From 2010 to 2015, multidisciplinary teams from North Carolina LHDs participated in sequential cohorts of a 6-month QI training program, during which the teams completed a QI project. Main Outcome Measure: We dichotomized culture survey responses, with 4 or 5 being &ldqu...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Public Health Agency Accreditation Among Rural Local Health Departments: Influencers and Barriers
This study sought to ascertain the effects of rurality on the likelihood of seeking accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Design: Cross-sectional study using secondary data from the 2013 National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) National Profile of Local Health Departments Study (Profile Study). Setting: United States. Participants: LHDs (n = 490) that responded to the 2013 NACCHO Profile Survey. Main Outcome Measures: LHDs decision to seek PHAB accreditation. Results: Significantly more accreditation-seeking LHDs were located in urban areas (87.0%) than in micro...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Check Hep C: A Community-Based Approach to Hepatitis C Diagnosis and Linkage to Care in High-Risk Populations
Conclusion: The community-based model successfully identified persons with HCV infection and linked a large proportion to care. The small number of patients initiating hepatitis C treatment in the program identified the need for patient navigation in high-risk populations. Results can be used to inform screening and linkage-to-care strategies and to support the execution of hepatitis C screening recommendations. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigation Training Needs: A Survey Among State Public Health Staff in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States
Conclusion: New diagnostic and molecular techniques are highly desirable topics for trainings, as is understanding national guidelines and outcome measures. Shorter and hands-on training formats, as well as certificate programs, are desirable. The NYCoE used the results of this survey to (i) select training topics for a Food Safety symposium conducted in July 2016 and to (ii) drive other activities. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

An Evaluation of Provincial Infectious Disease Surveillance Reports in Ontario
Conclusion: Recommendations based on this evaluation have already been applied to the monthly report (eg, focusing on the most useful sections) and have become key considerations when developing future annual reports and other surveillance reporting tools (eg, need to provide more timely reports). Other public health organizations may also use this evaluation to inform aspects of their surveillance report development and evaluation. The evaluation results have provided PHO with direction on how to improve its provincial infectious disease surveillance reporting moving forward, and formed a basis for future work in surveill...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Ebola Preparedness in the Netherlands: The Need for Coordination Between the Public Health and the Curative Sector
Conclusions: Coordination between the public health sector and the curative sector needs improvement to reduce delay in patient management in emerging infectious diseases. Standardization of preparedness and response practices, through guidelines for institutional preparedness and blueprints for regional and national coordination, is necessary, as preparedness for emerging infectious diseases needs a multidisciplinary approach overarching both the public health sector and the curative sector. In the Netherlands a national platform for preparedness is established, in which both the curative sector and public health sector p...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

The Impact of Law on Syndromic Disease Surveillance Implementation
Conclusion: Major legal reforms are not needed to promote more widespread use of SyS. The current legal environment is perceived by health department and hospital officials as providing a firm basis for SyS practice. This is a shift from how law was perceived when SyS adoption began and has policy implications because it indicates that major legal reforms are not needed to promote more widespread use of the technology. Beyond SyS, our study suggests that federal monetary incentives can ameliorate legal concerns regarding novel health information technologies. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

A Case Study of the Philadelphia Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Policymaking Process: Implications for Policy Development and Advocacy
Conclusions: During local SSB tax policy development processes, LHD officials and other advocates should encourage policymakers to design SSB tax policies so that revenue is directed toward community investments for which broad public support exists. When communicating with policymakers and the public, LHDs should consider emphasizing how SSB tax revenue will be used in addition to presenting evidence about the potential health benefits of the SSB tax at the local level. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

The Role of Dissemination in Promotion and Tenure for Public Health
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Occupational Safety and Health and Healthy Housing: A Review of Opportunities and Challenges
Conclusions: A global increase in residential construction and renewed global interest in HH poses both risks and opportunities for primary prevention. Policy and practice interventions can benefit the health of occupants and those who work on their homes. Improvements in legislation, regulation, and international frameworks are needed to maximize OSH and HH collaboration and realize significant cobenefits. Occupational safety and health and HH standards should include requirements to protect both workers and occupants. Because homes can also be workplaces, both workers and housing occupants will receive important cobenefi...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Drivers and Barriers for Adopting Accreditation at Local Health Departments for Their Performance Improvement Effort
Conclusion: Governing entities' policies and priorities appear to mediate whether the LHDs are able to continue accreditation pursuit. Lacking any of these driving forces appears to be associated with decisions to de-adoption of accreditation. Further work is necessary to discern specific elements mediating decisions to pursue accreditation. This study demonstrates the added knowledge of Performance Improvement Model (PIM) to the CFIR framework. A large scale study is called to further clarify and discern supports of specific to the needs of individual LHDs for their performance improvement effort. (Source: Journal of Publ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

A Population Health Driver Diagram to Address Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
This article describes the process for developing a population health driver diagram to address a priority health issue in East Tennessee: neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Population health driver diagrams are used in quality improvement processes for determining and aligning actions that a community can take to achieve a specified outcome. The Tennessee Department of Health contracted with the University of Tennessee's Department of Public Health to conduct a community participatory process to contribute to a statewide health improvement plan. Colleagues in local public health practice identified NAS as the leading per...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Practice Reports: Practice Brief Report Source Type: research

A Collaborative Approach to Childhood Obesity Surveillance From a Local Health Department
DuPage County Health Department collected de-identified data from health forms submitted by participating schools for academic years 2011-2015 for kindergarten, sixth-, and ninth-grade students to determine the prevalence of obesity and elevated blood pressure among public school students. The prevalence of obesity in students for the 2014-2015 school year was 15.1%, and the prevalence of elevated blood pressure was 22.8%. Students in the “obese” body mass index percentile category had an elevated blood pressure prevalence of 44.2%, which was higher than students in the “nonobese” category (P (Sourc...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Practice Reports: Practice Brief Report Source Type: research

Strategic Methodologies in Public Health Cost Analyses
Conclusions: When Public Health Services and Systems Research researchers and health departments are conducting studies to determine the cost of public health services, there are many situations in which managers can closely approximate the time required and produce a relatively precise approximation of cost without as much time investment by practitioners. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Establishing a Baseline: Community Benefit Spending by Not-for-Profit Hospitals Prior to Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
Conclusion: The ACA will likely change the delivery of uncompensated and charity care in the United States in the years to come. How hospitals choose to spend those dollars may be influenced greatly by the financial and political environments, as well as the strength of community partnerships. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Revolving Loan Fund: A Novel Approach to Increasing Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Methods in Community Health Centers
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of a revolving loan fund (RLF) on timing of device insertion and long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) access among a high-risk urban population at 3 Boston community health centers. Design: Three health centers were identified to implement a RLF. Each clinic received $5000 from the RLF to purchase LARC devices. Data collected through medical record review retrospectively 1 year prior to start of the RLF and prospectively for 1 year thereafter included patient demographics, type of LARC selected, patient's date of documented interest in a LARC device, and dat...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Distributed Data Networks That Support Public Health Information Needs
Conclusion: Collaboration between clinical data networks and public health entities presents an opportunity to leverage infrastructure investments to support public health. Data networks can provide resources to enhance population health information and infrastructure. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Associations Among Cardiometabolic Abnormalities, Obesity, and Sociobehavioral Factors in a Southern Nevada Adult Population
Conclusions: The present data support intervention strategies tailored to reinforce and promote positive health behaviors among disadvantaged groups. There were variable patterns of ethnic group disparities in clustered cardiometabolic abnormalities across body mass index classes. Targeted prevention approaches incorporating an explicit health equity perspective may help mitigate observed differences. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Supporting a Culture of Evidence-Based Policy: Federal Funding for Public Health Law Evaluation Research, 1985-2014
Conclusions: National Institutes of Health has supported important PHLR but not nearly to the extent necessary to ensure that public health laws affecting the population are evaluated in a rigorous and timely manner. In addition to greater funding evaluation research, NIH can increase its support for creating legal datasets, fund training in PHLR, and work with the National Library of Medicine to create Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms related to PHLR. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

The Yellow Fever Vaccine Misadventure of 1942
In 1942, a hepatitis B outbreak occurred in the US Army after vaccination with contaminated lots of 17D yellow fever vaccine; long-term sequelae were surprisingly limited, and retrospective studies of carrier rates, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma were found to be minimal. Later studies identified the contaminant as hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the human serum component of the vaccine. Other than 2 follow-up studies of long-term sequelae and reports within US Military archives, the event has never been fully elucidated in its proper historical context in the medical literature available through MEDLINE (PubMed). The ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Perceived Facilitators and Barriers to Local Health Department Workers' Participation in Infectious Disease Emergency Responses
Conclusion: Our findings highlight opportunities for local health departments to revisit their internal policies and engage in strategies likely to promote willingness to respond among their staff. As LHDs face the persistent threat of infectious diseases, they must account for response willingness when planning for and fielding emergency responses. Our findings highlight opportunities for local health departments to revisit their internal policies and engage in strategies likely to promote response willingness to infectious disease emergencies among their staff. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Youth Violence Prevention: Local Public Health Approach
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: News From NACCHO Source Type: research

Developing an Informatics-Savvy Health Department: From Discrete Projects to a Coordinating Program Part II: Creating a Skilled Workforce
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: The Management Moment Source Type: research

Intentional Paradigm Change: A Case Study on Implementation of Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Case Study Source Type: research

Climate Change and Public Health Surveillance: Toward a Comprehensive Strategy
Conclusions: A more comprehensive and strategic approach is needed to build the public health surveillance capacity required to protect the health of Americans in a world of rapidly evolving climate change. Public health practitioners and policy makers at all levels can use the findings and issues reviewed in this article as they lead design and execution of a coordinated, multisector strategic plan to create and sustain that capacity. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Report: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Cluster Among an African American Family
We describe a case of fCJD that was linked to a large cluster of African Americans with fCJD identified through a public health investigation, including 8 confirmed cases and 13 suspected cases involving 7 generations in 1 family. Genetic counseling is an important component of fCJD management for families coping with genetic prion diseases. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Practice Report: Practice Brief Report Source Type: research

Use of Obstetric Practice Web Sites to Distribute Zika Virus Information to Pregnant Women During a Zika Virus Outbreak
Conclusion: Obstetric care practices are not fully utilizing their practice Web sites to relay Zika virus information to their patients. Since practitioner-sponsored Web sites have the capacity to directly reach the populations at greatest risk for Zika virus complications, public health professionals should consider adapting their materials and provider outreach campaigns to more easily accommodate Web site–based information dissemination during this type of public health emergency. There must be greater recognition of the value information gains in the eyes of the patient when it is validated by their own provider,...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Implementation of a Legionella Ordinance for Multifamily Housing, Garland, Texas
Conclusion: Mandatory monitoring for legionella in a local jurisdiction may result in reduced risk of legionellosis from cooling towers through raising awareness and education of building owners and managers about the need to prevent, detect, and remediate legionella contamination in their building water systems. Garland, Texas, broke new ground in the United States in moving toward primary prevention of legionellosis. The ordinance may be useful both in serving to educate and increase awareness about the need for Legionella prevention and to monitor effectiveness of maintenance procedures. (Source: Journal of Public Healt...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Potential for Pharmacy–Public Health Collaborations Using Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing Services for Infectious Diseases
Conclusion: CLIA-waived POCT services for infectious diseases are a means for pharmacists, public health professionals, and prescribers to collaboratively combat antibiotic resistance and improve community health. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Implementing a Multipartner HPV Vaccination Assessment and Feedback Intervention in an Integrated Health System
Conclusions: A collaborative approach was critical to engaging leadership and enlisting support from providers and to developing appropriate materials for clinical audiences. Information provided here can be used as a guide for conducting assessment and feedback interventions focused on HPV vaccination initiation. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Practice Report: Practice Brief Report Source Type: research